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Bruise On Skull
Feels like there is a bruise on the back of my neck. It's at base of skull to the left of my spine. Started 2 days ago.
Bruise Or Contusion (Definition)
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are discolorations and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the surrounding tissues. A serious disease called pupura presents as a cluster of small bruises called petachia. Petachia often appears as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could indicate a problem. ...Read more
Non surgical: Depending on the force of the trauma, skull fractures can be associated with bruising or contusion of the underlying brain. Simple skull fractures with small amount of bruising can be left alone and will heal with time. Fractures that break through the scalp, sunken into the brain and causing injury, extensive bruising may need surgery. ...Read more
There is a dime size mass under the left side of my scalp but also going under the base of my skull. It feels bruised and itches. What is it from?
Would a Lipoma or pilar cyst cause a dent to form in the skull? Had this for 15 years flares up and feels bruised then swelling subsides and indents.
Ran into slider door skull in side forehead bruised Do I have anything to worry about. Found when I had X-ray for sinuses. Maria. 71 yrs. Old?
Hit in the lower left back of skull w/the tip of a paddle board. No visible bump but developing headaches 3 days later. Pupils look ok, but I bruise easily. Should I be worried about bleeding in skull?
See doctor: All I can say without more history and exam is that new onset headaches after head trauma is an indication to see a physician. Only after a detailed physical exam and history will we know the level of concern and what if any additional studies and or treatment is needed. I hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have pituitary gland & im taking cabergoline & my right side top head being hurting (skull) feels like a bruise &my neck hurts also is it the pills?
2 yo chasing bro today. Tripped & hit forehead on wood stair. Some bruising & small dent if you push it. Acting normal all day. Poss skull fracture?
Possible: If you think that you can identify an area of the skull that moves with pressure on it then a skull fracture is very possible, and a depressed skull fracture becomes a possibility and may need fixation. It is difficult to tell if there is swelling of the skin and soft tissue that can be depressed though. In general this can be cleared up pretty easily in you closest emergency room with an x-ray. ...Read more
I woke up with a tender spot in the center and base of my skull that has not gone away and it has been 3 days. What should I do?
Hard to diagnose.: This is difficult to diagnose on this forum. How long have you had the pain? Do you have limited mobility in your neck? Is there any swelling? This could be just a sore muscle from poor posture or sleeping in the wrong position. If you feel it is not from this, then it would be best to have this checked by a physician. ...Read more
I woke up the other day with a quarter size lump on the left base of my skull. It's tender when I press on it. What could it be? Should I see dr?
I have an enlarged bump on the back of my head on the right side at the base of the skull. It is very tender? No other symptoms. Should I be worried?
See a dr: You may have a pilar cyst (hair cyst) that may be trying to get infected. You may need a surgeon to drain or remove it. ...Read more
I have a bump on the back of my head at the base of my neck and skull. It's slightly tender. I didn't bump my head or anything. What could this be?
About ten minutes ago while doing regular housework I noticed a severe pressure in my head on the bottom left of the skull. It feels tender to touch.
Sharp pain on top of right side of head closer to the middle. Tender to touch. Also radiates through middle of head to the base of skull.
Touch top of head tender and get dizzy from concussion a month ago not knocked out how long to heal and skull has bump on it, I've been fine?
Variable: With your symptoms I'd say the range for everything to clear would be on the order of several weeks to several months. Head blows which then, cause significant effects of headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, "goose eggs" on the scalp etc. Usually heal by then. Sometimes they can take longer but the good news is things WILL heal given time AND no further similar insults while healing. ...Read more
Painful lump at the base of my back head skull near the center of neck. Tender to touch, burning sensation. Is it serious or fatal. Please help. Swoolen?
I have a lump a little larger then a pea at the base of my skull on the right hand side. It's hard boney and tender I think its been there a few weeks?
See your doctor: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more